MiyoSmart, a spectacle lens that manages myopia, has won the highly regarded Silmo d’Or Award in the Vision category at the recent Silmo Paris Optical Fair. The spectacle lens was developed to address and manage myopia in children through years of partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and launched in Hong Kong and the Peoples Republic of China in 2018.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a growing global health concern, with nearly 50% of the world’s population expected to be impacted by 2050. The MiyoSmart lens, an easy to use, non-invasive treatment to control myopia, has been shown to slow the progress on average by 60% based on results from a two-year clinical trial published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.1
It is an honour to be recognised by our peers receiving the Silmo d’Or Award for our ground-breaking MiyoSmart lens which is successfully managing and controlling myopia in children
“Innovation and collaboration to bring the best solutions to eye care professionals and their patients is at the core of Hoya Vision Care’s mission,” says Alexandre Montague, CEO Hoya Vision Care. “It is an honour to be recognised by our peers receiving the Silmo d’Or Award for our ground-breaking MiyoSmart lens which is successfully managing and controlling myopia in children.”
MiyoSmart was previously awarded the Grand Prize, Grand Award and Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018. The lens with its patent protected Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) Technology provides both sharp vision and a treatment effect to children. Due to hundreds of small defocus islands, these lenses are designed to curb myopia progression by utilising myopic defocus. The unique structure of the lens allows it to be used in combination with any type of frame, appearing as a regular lens.
After launching MiyoSmart in several Asian markets, Canada and Australia, Hoya Vision Care began the roll out of the MiyoSmart lens in Europe in 2020, starting in France. Myopia experts Drs Kate and Paul Gifford of Myopia Profile Pty Ltd, and high profile New Zealand optometrist Jagrut Lallu launched the product in Australia/New Zealand at a live webinar during which they detailed the technology and its advantages.
Eye care professionals who plan to dispense MiyoSmart lenses are required to meet accreditation criteria. For more information, please contact your Hoya Sales Consultant or call 1800 500 971 (Australia) or 0800 744 692 (New Zealand).
Silmo d’Or Winners
The full list of 27th Silmo d’Or winners comprises:
Marcolin with “Competition SP0001” – adidas
Frame Technological Innovation
Frost Eyewear with “Jupiter”
Material / Equipment
Topcon with Myah
Lafont with Hugo – Lafont Enfants
Hoya with Hoya MiyoSmart Vision
Optical Frame Fashion Trend
Grosfilley France with Tigris – Chantal Thomass
Sunglasses ‘Fashion Trend’
Safilo with Marc 451/S – Marc Jacobs
Optical Frame: Eyewear Designer
Masahiromamaruyama with Monocle MM-0052
Sunglasses: Eyewear Designer
Nathalie Blanc Paris with Chupa – 363
Premiere Classe Award
Tarian with Sky Bar
1. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739